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#312 A sociopolitical trajectory of the Oil Sardine (Sardine Longiceps) in the Coromandel Coast of India


Coresponding author's contact details

First name Nicolas Middle name Last name Bautes
Title Dr Organization / Institution French Institute of Pondichery Department Social Sciences
Address 11 Saint Louis Street Postal / Zip code 605001 Country IN
E-Mail Hidden Phone number Hidden Presenting author Yes

Co-authors (2)

Co-Auhtor #1

First name Bhagat Middle name Last name Singh
Title Dr Organization / Institution French Institute of Pondichery Department Social Sciences
Country IN E-Mail Hidden Presenting author No

Co-Auhtor #2

First name P Middle name Last name Arunkumar
Title Dr Organization / Institution French Institute of Pondichery Department Ecology.Social Sciences
Country IN E-Mail Hidden Presenting author No

Abstract

Abstract title

A sociopolitical trajectory of the Oil Sardine (Sardine Longiceps) in the Coromandel Coast of India

Abstract text

Based on a series of ethnographies conducted in artisanal fishing villages of Cuddalore district and in its main fishing harbor where coexist different modes of fishing (both artisanal and mechanized), this contribution aims at describing and decipher the sociopolitical trajectory of sardines in the Tamil Nadu coastal area. Guided by a method of investigation that aim to “follow the thing” (Cook et al., 2004) - here, a species of fish – from the sea to the market and to the ways it is bought and cooked in households, and through an historical approach, this paper intends to show the interplay between fisher folk and seafood by restoring several trajectories of a specie extracted from its natural habitat to its circulation in market and consuming spaces. By documenting oil sardines’ journey from sea to harbor to trade to market until reaching kitchens, we will encompass livelihoods of many groups associated with it, from fishermen, traders, port laborers to small vendors, and cooks.

Conference topic

Panel no. 95 - The Tides of Change: Living Off and With Heritage on the Coast

Preferred format

Oral

Abstract Review

This abstract was reviewed on 2020-12-11 14:24h by Triglav

Reviewer decision

Accepted